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A Massachusetts man is behind bars facing animal cruelty charges after a string of burglaries led to his arrest on Saturday. The Oak Bluffs Police Department says Felix Reagan stole a car, crashed it and proceeded to break into a home and paint the owner’s dog purple in Martha’s Vineyard. The owner returned home from …

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This morning, the editorial board of The Dallas Morning News has finally weighed in on the general election candidates, calling Republican nominee Donald Trump, “…no Republican.” The News, which formally endorsed Mitt Romney in 2012 and John McCain before that, excoriated Trump on its front pages this morning, picking apart each facet of his candidacy …

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Jokes about Harambe are actually illegal racist attacks on black people, according to residential advisers (RAs) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass). In an email message posted online Monday, UMass RAs Colleen and Ryan (their last names aren’t included in the email) warn that any additional Harambe jokes will be interpreted as a hateful direct …

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Hillary Clinton told reporters Tuesday that Donald Trump is “clearly” hiding something by not releasing his tax returns. “So the question really is, will he abide by the precedent that everyone else, Republican and Democrat alike, have fulfilled in providing that critical information to the American people?” she posed. “I think the burden is on …

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Schlafly founded the Eagle Forum in St. Louis following the defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment.   (KTVI) – Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly has died.  Her passing was announced in an email from Eagle Forums, First Vice President Eunie Smith, saying Schlafly died Monday after a long illness.   Statement from the Eagle Forum: “Today, …

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Barack and Michelle Obama will be able to continue their swanky lifestyle after leaving the White House, if recent reports are to be believed. They each have received book deals and could potentially make nearly $45 million, according to estimates released by the New York Times on Monday. Literary agents and major publishers guessed that Barack and Michelle Obama could make $20 …

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Portland, Oregon’s public school system yanked an advertisement encouraging high school dropouts to come back, after critics claimed it was racist for not featuring white people. The ads promoted the Reconnect Campaign, which urges students who dropped out to return to school and finish their diplomas. “Have you left high school before graduating?” the ad …

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President Obama used his press conference today to address how Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte promised to curse him out if he gets a lecture on human rights when the two of them meet during an upcoming conference in Laos. “I have seen some of those colorful statements in the past. Clearly he’s a colorful guy,” …

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During a press conference in Hangzhou, China following the G20 Summit, President Barack Obamawas asked to weigh on in the controversy over San Francisco 49ers second-string quarterback Colin Kaepernick‘s decision to sit during the national anthem to protest police violence against African-Americans. Obama was careful to caution that he hadn’t been following the story closely and …

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The first female ever to try out for the Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment has flunked out, but will get the opportunity to try again later this year. As part of the Army’s effort to integrate women into combat roles, it allowed this unnamed female staff sergeant to try out via the 75th Ranger Regiment’s Ranger Assessment and Selection …

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On Tuesday a Florida man was arrested after he changed his Facebook profile picture to the local authorities’ “Wanted of the Week” poster. After parsing through social media accounts, police saw the wanted photo and identified the suspect in a disturbance reported from Monday night. The 42-year old man named Mack Yearwood was apprehended because …

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Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn lashed out at attempts to tie the KKK to the GOP during a Thursday night appearance on CNN. “Not only does Donald Trump disavow them, but I think most Americans disavow that line of thinking and those kinds of groups. I find them disgusting,” said Flynn, a former director of the Defense Intelligence …

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Georgetown University is set to create a new program that would force new students to visit sites around campus that were affiliated with slavery, in an effort to atone for slaves sold by the school 178 years ago. The “Historical Walking Tour of Black Georgetown” will have new students walk through the campus and the …

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The Ferguson (Missouri) Police Department faces tough recruitment and retention numbers two years after Michael Brown was killed in a officer-involved shooting, which later set off two separate riots in the St. Louis suburb. According to the Associated Press, the department has 13 vacancies and only has a staff of 36 compared to 2014 when …

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The CEO of a prominent veteran charity says military organizations are starting to cynically over-hype post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to bring in more donations. Ed Parker, CEO of Walking With The Wounded, a charity based in the United Kingdom, told Sky News that because the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down, organizations have had to …

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Law enforcement agencies across the U.S. have been purchasing surveillance equipment from a British weapons and defense manufacturing company. Cobham offered devices to police departments with advanced spying capabilities, like intercepting cellular phone calls and text messages, locating a person’s whereabouts through a cellphone and jamming wireless communications. The equipment was presented in the form of a highly confidential …

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An Indianapolis woman has finally been set free after she was reportedly chained to a basement pole, tortured and held captive for sex in an Indianapolis home. On Thursday authorities apprehended the suspect, 28-year-old Maurice Nelson, and he faces charges from criminal confinement to rape. According to Indianapolis’ Fox 59, the pair had been speaking via a …

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A woman set herself on fire shortly after entering her local congressman’s office Tuesday, The Hill reports. The unidentified woman, 43, entered Democratic Illinois Rep. Danny Davis’s office on Chicago’s West Side after 3 p.m. Tuesday. She then drank from a bottle of hand sanitizer, poured sanitizer over her body and set herself ablaze with …

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A man in the Dallas suburb of Corinth, Texas, was ordered to remove his pro-police flag by his property owner’s association, Fox News reports. Three weeks ago, Rodney Ivester hung the black, white and blue striped U.S. flag to show solidarity for local law enforcement. “I love my country and I wanted to show my …

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Eight people were sent to hospitals in the Memphis, Tennessee, area and six others were injured after they fell from a malfunctioning fair ride on Saturday afternoon. Delta Fair owner Mark Lovell told WHBQ that a ride operator prematurely released the restraints on the MoonRaker ride. He said no one suffered serious injuries. …

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Is this what the presidential debate will sound like with Fox News host Chris Wallace moderating? Wallace pitched a fairly insulting, and to some a racist question to Dr. Ben Carson Sunday because he’s a black Donald Trump supporter. Trump and Carson made an appearance at a black congregation in Carson’s hometown of Detroit over the weekend. Clip via …

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